Press Releases
  • UNDP at 50: An investment in UN’s key role in development Feb 24, 2016

    As it marks 50 years at the frontlines of international development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) should be seen as an investment in the UN’s critical role in helping to build a world free of poverty and inequality, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • Turn the World UN Blue Oct 24, 2015

    Saudi Arabia’s iconic Kingdom Tower and Al-Faisaliah Tower were lit in blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

  • Digial Good Platform Sep 29, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme launched its Digital Good interactive platform Tuesday, the first global resource enabling people worldwide to fund local and global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015.

  • UNDP celebrates World Environment Day by presenting the World Water Development Report 2015 and hosting a photography exhibition on the environment Jun 5, 2015

    The planet will be facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless nations dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, which was presented during the World Environment Day event held by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Electricity.

  • Statement attributed to the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Saudi Arabia on Qatif Terrorist Attack in the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaStatements May 23, 2015

    The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ashok Nigam, strongly condemns the terrorist attack at a mosque in Qatif, in the town of al-Qudaih Saudi Arabia on 22 May 2015, resulting in the death of at least 21 people and injuring many others.

  • UNDP encourages local talents by hosting a photo gallery to mark World Environment Day Jun 5, 2014

    On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the United Nations Development Programme in Saudi Arabia held a photography exhibition titled “Our Environment, Our Kingdom” on the 5th of June, exhibiting the work of six Saudi photographers, who traveled through the undiscovered nature of the Kingdom. Ambassadors, diplomats, environmentalists and media viewed the work of the Saudi talents during the one day event.

  • Helen Clark emphasizes growing role of the Kingdom in addressing global development challenges Apr 18, 2013

    Riyadh – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met on Saturday with Prince Saud Al-Faisal Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during her visit to the Kingdom—the first by a UNDP Administrator. They discussed Saudi Arabia’s expanding support to global development efforts, particularly its assistance to humanitarian and post-crisis recovery all over the world and its recent pledge to recovery efforts in Haiti after the recent earthquake.

  • United Nations and Saudi Arabia launch cooperation for food and drug safety May 21, 2012

    The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) was established in 1424H (2003) as an independent body to ensure safety of food and drug products in the Kingdom, reporting directly to the President of the Council of Ministers. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the lead agency in the UN for country level development cooperation, with over $5billion of activities each year in over 177 countries. UNDP started its presence in Saudi Arabia in 1966 and has supported capacity development projects in areas such as public administration, youth empowerment, energy and environment and economic diversification

  • Launch of the National Energy Efficiency Programme: Phase 2 May 5, 2012

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with King Abdul-Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) – Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre (SEEC) launched Phase Two of the National Energy Efficiency Programme, with a total budget of $2,373,586 And a one year duration starting from1st of January 2012 and ending by 31st of December 2012.

  • Gulf Environment & Sustainable Development Forum Mar 15, 2012

    For the third year in a row, UNDP, a sponsor of the Gulf Environment Forum, will be actively participating and supporting efforts aiming at protecting the environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kishan Khoday, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be delivering a keynote speech at the forum. The event will take place in Jeddah Hilton Hotel, during 25-27 March 2012.

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